Support students

Your gifts help to foster the curiosity, talent, and potential of University of Minnesota students.

Discovery Scholars

Discovery Scholars is a University-wide scholarship created with students from middle-class families in mind.

Nutritious U

Your gift to the food pantry provides fresh and healthy food to students who struggle to get enough to eat.


Learners to Leaders

University of Minnesota students acquire the know-how and nurture the passion to empower our communities, create new opportunities, and overcome challenges.

Gifts to Learners to Leaders: Drive for University of Minnesota Students directly support the University’s five-year strategic plan, MPact 2025, by inspiring donations to the University’s top priorities for students:

  • Removing financial barriers to make a quality education accessible to all talented, deserving students.
  • Fostering equity and inclusivity through systemic change and opportunities that attract, support, and graduating more underrepresented students.
  • Supporting the whole student by enhancing the student experience and strengthening support services and resources.

"In today’s rapidly changing world, meeting the needs of all students where they are and maximizing their skills, potential, and well-being has never been more important. Through our Learners to Leaders campaign, we are amplifying this deep commitment and our broader focus through MPact 2025 to promote greater success and impact for every student across our system."

— Joan Gabel, University of Minnesota President

Contact us

If you’d like to meet with a fundraising professional to plan your gift, please contact [email protected].


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